The thing about work is that you’re going to encounter a bunch of people you don’t get along with.
But you have to get along with enough of them if you want to move up the ranks.
Which is, our theory, on why there seem to be so many articles on how to work with difficult people. It just comes with the territory.
Like this one: How to deal with people in your org who are not self-aware, i.e. people who have zero perception or interest in how they come across to others.
Sure, there are a lot of perks to working at a big org. Job security, lots of resources, lots of politics and intrigue (for those of you who like that kind of thing), opportunities on a vast scale, plus the satisfaction of working somewhere the other moms have actually heard of.
That being said, it’s only a drawback, it’s not a dealbreaker. For some, it’s just one of those things, the price of doing business, something you don’t take personally. For others, it’s utterly horrible, it ruins their lives.
A lot of being successful is not only knowing what we’re good at, but also knowing what we’re bad at, and avoiding it.